Mole Remedies

| Modified on May 13, 2024

Many natural treatments are effective for safely eliminating moles. These treatments include the topical application of tonics including apple cider vinegar and others. These treatment options are safe but may still cause slight skin irritation if not applied appropriately.

What Are Moles?

Moles are common growths on the skin that typically appear black to brown in color. Moles may occur individually or in groups anywhere on the skin. Most moles appear in the early years of one’s life but may continue changing or growing later in life.

Moles are caused by the growth of several cells in a cluster rather than being spread out. As the cells are concentrated so is the pigment naturally found in the skin, causing the dark color of moles. Additional life changes may also cause the change of moles.

Natural Mole Removal Remedies

Mole removal involves the careful application of effective treatments. Apple cider vinegar and garlic can be applied directly to a mole and function essentially to burn the mole to eliminate it. Additionally, iodine functions in the same way but is much less abrasive than vinegar or garlic.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural diluted acid. As such, the vinegar works to safely burn a mole and removes it. Treatment generally involves daily application of apple cider vinegar to the mole until it has turned black and become a scab that falls off.


Garlic is an herb used for treating a variety of health conditions. Concerning moles, garlic’s natural enzymes break down the clusters of cells that cause moles. Additionally, garlic works to naturally lighten the pigmentation in moles.


Iodine is a naturally occurring element that aids in the regulation of the thyroid and other hormones. When applied topically to a mole, iodine penetrates the cells and naturally eradicates them.

While moles are common, their appearance may be disconcerting for some individuals. Natural treatments can effectively eliminate moles without the need for surgery or other more invasive treatments.

ACV, Garlic and Iodine

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Posted by Jessica (Kansas City, MO) on 08/07/2007

After reading the mole remedies on this site, I decided to seperately test the Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Iodine on three different moles. These are my results:

ACV--It completely removed one mole in 5 days. After "scratching" the mole with a clean needle, I soaked a small piece of cotton in ACV and placed it on the mole with a bandaid on it overnight (did this for 5 nights). During the day, I dabbed ACV on it a few times. During this time period, the once raised mole (the size of a pea) became flat, then black, then peeled off like a scab. The only problem was that I did not protect the skin around the mole with vaseline, because I couldn't get the bandaid to stick to my skin if I used it. Because of this, the skin around the mole became quite burned. It looks pretty bad! I'm trying to heal it up with Coconut Oil. But, personally I'd rather have a little burned skin than a nasty mole!

Garlic--the garlic worked pretty fast on another pea-sized mole, but again, I burned myself by not protecting the surrounding skin. And I really disliked smelling like garlic all day! The garlic worked in two days. The mole puffed up and blistered and then came off like a scab. Beware--this stuff really burns, so watch out for the healthy skin!

Iodine--I had a slightly-raised mole that basically flaked off after 7 days of using iodine on it 3 times per day. It takes a little longer to work than garlic or ACV, but NO burning!

With each of these remedies, I scratched the mole with a needle before applying the stuff. I think that helps to really get the substance in the mole in order to breat it down. Also, where the moles have fallen off I have scars. One of the rather large moles made a keloid-type (red, raised) scar. I'm applying Coconut Oil to all of these hoping to speed along the process. Finally, I tried these remedies on moles on my body--not my face. I can't recommend doing that, unless you understand you will have a noticable scar.

Replied by Rivercrosser

Hi Jessica, I tried the garlic method on my moles for 2 days only. I do not perceive any sign of them becoming scabs, rather, they become more protruding and bigger! Is that normal? I get a bit worried and feel like trying the iodine method instead. Any advice? Thanks much.

Replied by Kelly
(New Market, Tennessee)

Hi, I'm trying the acv thing now after reading your account. I have a pea-sized mole on my cheek, and I think the acv is really working, but I was not careful enough the first time I applied it and got on my cheek around the mole. It left tiny little spots on my face that look like burns... is this something will fade with time?? I've been using aloe to try to clear it up. Thanks for any info.

Replied by Jenjen321
(Edmonds, WA)

For those who got burned with the ACV on the skin surrounding the mole, did the redness and irritation finally heal. If so, how long did it take and what did you use to speed it up. Thanks, Jen

Replied by K.L
(Omaha, N.E.)

I have removed several moles with ACV. Only one took more than a couple of days. I put moisted qtip and held till I could really feel it working. Would do this a couple times a day making sure only to stay on the mole or wart. After I felt like it was gone I cleansed and put hydrogen peroxide,.made sure to keep it clean and they healed in a couple of days. It is a good idea to put a little vasaline around the area you are going to treat to protect from getting burned. Just be sure you dont get it on the wart or mole. I would not cover it while healing as it tends to not heal as fast and will have trouble scabbing so it can heal.

Replied by Dinah
(Hendersonville, Nc, Usa)

I'm thinking about using this method on a mole on my face... what kind of ACV do you use? Organic or Diluted from grocery stores?

Replied by Danniella
(Essex, Uk)

I used the cheapest Apple Cider Vinegar I found in the supermarket. In fact it only says cider vinegar on the bottle. Don't know whether it was suppose to say apple in front?! Either way, the cheapest Apple Cider Vinegar got rid of my moles after about a week. Read my comments below though (and any other comments) about the scarring afterwards.

Replied by Jeje
(Sabah, Malaysia)

Hey... I want to know the kind of iodine you used to remove the mole. If I used the one for first aid that I can buy at pharmacy, will it work?
Please answer this... Means a lot to me.. :)

Replied by Ladybekzxxx
(Perth, Wa, Australia)


I have been using ACV now for seven days on my disgusting moles, some are flat and some are raised. It took 4 days for me to notice any difference, but now most of them have shrivelled and are black with a scab over them. There is pink rings around where the moles are and is quite painful more than likely due to the acid in the vinegar. It seems to relieve the pain if I put moisturiser over it and aloe vera during the day. I only put Apple Cider Vinegar on at night after my shower before I go to bed.

This rot that people are saying to cut your moles to let the Apple Cider Vinegar in is pure dribble. Also apparently when they are scabbing DO NOT pick at the scabs, as it will lead to scarring. I'll keep on this website, till they are fully gone. Hope this has been some help :)

Replied by Brittany
(Melbourne, Vic, Australia)

I have been using the Apple Cider Vinegar for 3 days pretty much most of the day and night. The moles turned black quickly but now they have a white ring around them one seems to be a little indented but there soft to touch and not dry and scabby at all is this normal? thanks

Replied by R.b.

After reading the posts I decided to give the remedy a try on a mole ive had on my nose since I was born. The mole was raise and very darkly pigmented, about the size of a pea.

I used a safety pin to make laserations on te surface of the mole and at the base. Fair warning, there was bleeding and stinging. Using a cotton swab I applied petroleum jelly around the perimeter of the mole. Throughout the day, I dabbed the mole with vinegar, every couple of hours or so.

At night, I cut a thin slice of garlic about the size of the mole. Using the point of the knife I poked at it to get it juicy. I placed the little garlic piece over the mole and secured it into place with a bandaid. I left it on over night.

I repeated this method for five days. On the second day the mole began to scab over. After five days the mole looked pretty shriveled and was completely scabbed.

I let the scab fall off and heal. The mole was not completely removed, but I would say it is about 65% gone and the voulume of it was reduced significantly. I will be repeating the procedure to further remove the mole.

Replied by Zobo
(Fresno, Ca)

When you guys say "roughen up" the area first before applying ACV... do you just scratch the mole with a needle but make sure it doesnt bleed or what? Can you be a little more descriptive? Thank you.

Replied by Mikey
(Mission Viejo, Ca)

I found that instead of using a needle or a pin to roughen the edges before you apply ACV or garlic, using a nail file works well too and you won't bleed. Gently scratch the surface but make sure you dont't get the surrounding skin! Once the scab is formed don't pick it! Apply coconut oil or shea butter over the scab and surrounding skin to minimize scarring! Good luck

Replied by Bambi85

What do you guys think about dabbing some more avc or garlic in the crater, to prevent the mole from coming back? I presume it would leave a bigger scar... But it should also "burn" the root.. Right? Anyone tried it?

Replied by Patounett
(Cannes, France)

Used garlic to remove a mole for two days. Protected the area with vaseline but got badly burned around it... Not good... Shouldn't have tried it on my face. Would probably need days to heal. Not sure if the mole will fall off... turned black and dry...

Replied by Patounett
(Cannes, France)

The mole fall off... But still really red around it and a yellow scab where the mole was. Will probably use again this method with garlic juice only applied on the mole few times a day.... Garlic applied directly is just too strong...

Replied by Alan
(La Habra, Ca)

ACV worked on a big ugly mole on my chest. I scratched until it bled a bit and then dabbed it with ACV 2 or 3 times a day, covering it with a band-aid. About two weeks later the mole was gone, BUT, the scar was pretty noticeable from both the mole and bandage for about a month. Now, I can hardly see a scar at all.... Surely looks better than that awful mole!

Replied by Lesaccali
(Sacramento, California)

Ive been using Apple Cider Vinegar now for 5 days on a mole the size of a pea its raised.. I used an emry bord to rough mine up.. Not to the point of bleeding tho.. I think its working but the first few days it swelled up 2-3x its size.. Also mine is not forming a scab? Am I supposed to alow it to drie out.. Cause I thit you continue the process till it falls off.. In addition my mole is looking white not black.. But it didnt have a dark pigmant to begin with.. Any ideas or suggestion on whats going on.. Or a step by step instructions

Replied by Nobodo
(Douglas County, Co)

For those planning to use ACV on their moles: roughing up the mole ahead of time is completely unnecessary and does not help the process at all. Just apply the ACV to the mole for a few days and you will get results. You do need to be careful of the skin around the mole, though.

Replied by Nadia

Well, I do try a lots of thing to remove my moles: Avc, garlic. None of them working. Then I try put a fabric bleacher on my mole. The mole does removed but it came leave a very dark scar and burning :'( and it almost 6 months now. Doesn't change a bit. Is the scar permenant? I really want to fade the scar. Does mederma can fade the scar?

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

To Nadia from Malaysia, You state you had a mole, tried treating it with ACV, garlic, and other things including bleach The mole came back and now you have a dark scar.

You NEED to see a dermatologist. You are playing around with what may now be skin cancer. Skin cancer can and will cause other cancers. Quit playing around and have a qualified doctor take a look at what is going on. You have been playing around with this for over 6 months now with no improvement, but a worsening of what may now be skin cancer. A dermatologist can effectively resolve this. IF YOU DON`T wait too long....Oscar

Replied by Tory
(Florida, US)

Tried Apple Cider Vinegar on one mole and Iodine on the other. Both worked beautifully, but I do have reddening of the skin around the moles because I wasn't careful enough to protect the surrounding skin.

I have been rubbing 100% pure Emu Oil over the red spots and very mild scaring where the mole scab came off. It's only been 2 weeks and the skin is starting to look like new. Emu Oil is great -- worked for me anyway.

Replied by Kit
(Colorado, US)


A CAUTION about scratching or poking holes in moles. Cells absorb. Not worth the risk of turning something benign into something your body never intended.

I always first try castor oil, multiple daily treatments -- no burn, pain, nor scar. It only shrinks moles till they fall off, no harm to normal skin.

However, I don't know why (on me) it works on some moles and not others. For the others, I'm sorry I have to use vinegar. Its acid burn hurts and also damages normal skin. (Spray a weed with vinegar water -- dehydrates in seconds, instantly shriveled! )

Scarring and redness and swelling (fluid sent to counteract the dehydration of a burn) are to be expected. I found the pain sufferable, but I didn't care for it at all.

For scars from burns, I've had great success with what other commenters have said -- fresh aloe plant juice (if not allergic), needle-poked vitamin E caps for a teensy bit of oil, or aloe after-sun gel (those low-cost large plastic bottles).

Haven't yet tried Tea Tree oil for mole removal, but will, as it has been wonderful for other cures. And I'm also going to try dandruff shampoo -- how simple can you get! :-)

Replied by Markgbe

This worked great for me, I had a mole behind my ear since I was a kid(32 yo now). After poking and soaking once per day, it dried up and fell off with a little help.

I'm disappointed that I didn't try this sooner.

Be advised, it does cause a bit of redness which is temporary.

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, Usa)
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Maybe you could use a small makeup brush to apply the vaseline or whatever you're using to protect the skin around the mole? Or what about some kind of organic chapstick, instead of petroleum jelly?

I'm not sure about "scratching" it. I doubt it's necessary and it's a bit of a risk. Perhaps a hot compress, if one believes one must "open" it up for the ACV...

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

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Posted by Sandra (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 06/10/2013

I've used anti-dandruff shampoo first for a small fungal spot on my shoulder. I soon found it's great for all kinds of skin issues, though should be used sparingly on sensitive areas like the face. I've successfully treated acne, rashes, and a lifelong redness I had under my nose. I suggested my dad try it for his awful roseacia (not sure how to spell) on his forehead, and in 2 days the bumps were gone. They haven't come back yet, 3 months later. Redness of the skin will persist for a couple days. Basically, the salisyllic acid removes the top layer of skin and destroys any bumps very quickly.

Method of use- I take a pea sized drop on my finger tip and apply to a small area like lotion. You will get used to how much you can use based on skin sensitivity. My dad put maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon on his forehead (including some scalp as he is balding). When I used it under my nose for redish skin, I got my finger wet before putting a small drop (half a pea) on my fingertip. This made spreading a small amount easier, and diluted it to some extent. It almost developed suds/bubbles from the shampoo, but not quite. I consider this the greatest discovery! My doctor told me it's good for fungus on the feet and toenails, bearing in mind that toenail fungus is often unlikely to permanently vanish. At least you can keep it from spreading and ruining your ability to wear cute shoes! Good luck!

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Posted by Dlaertios (A, Greece) on 06/28/2010

Anti-dandruff shampoo cures moles. All you need is to scratch your mole, massage and leave the shampoo over the scratched mole. It will make a scab and it will fell off. Scaring is minimal. Keep applying the shampoo until the scab falls by itself in about 2-4 weeks.

I have tried all methods and applying Anti-dandruff shampoo to a scratched mole until the scab falls is by far the best method.

Replied by Becky
(London, England)

Does this actually work as I have been doing it for more than 4 weeks.

Replied by Addy
(Flowery Branch, Ga)

I personally haven't tried the dandruff shampoo on my moles but I have had really good success using acv. I used the kind from my kitchen on one which worked with a little burning (not bad). I used organic acv with mother on another mole and it worked without the burning. I swear by it and now have a lot of people using to get rid of their moles! A note about dandruff shampoo, I suggested to my sister-in-law that she use it for rosacea and it worked like a charm! She uses it twice per week. Good luck!

Replied by Lee
(New York)

I have the same question. I've been trying it since the post showed up. Have we been tricked?(If so, at least it didn't do any harm!)

Replied by Dlaertios

Because this remedy will help many people and is the best of all, I like to give more help how I use it. I take a needle and scratch the center of the mole not healthy skin. Usually there is a little bleeding. Then I apply a brand of strong anti-dandruff shampoo daily (3 times per day usually). It scabs after second or third day. I keep applying the shampoo until the scab falls. Before you answer if it works or not please make sure that you follow my remedy. Thank you.

Replied by David
(Os, Ms, Us)

This is my first day trying the anti dandruff shampoo and my mole darkened is this normal?

Replied by Yiddo
(London, England)


I used the shampoo but just rubbed it on my mole which is near my eye, the moles got smaller but the skin around it is real burned but at least its decreased. This method works if you apply it carefully.

Replied by John
(Manhattan, New York)

What do you mean my scratching the mole? Just scratch it once then put shampoo on?

Replied by Daisy
(San Antonio, Tx, Usa)

Anti-dandruff shampoo might work due to the fact the most common ingredient being salicylic acid which promotes turnover/exfoliation. I used the same on a recurring boil and it eventually shrank to never return. But be careful about sls and sles, I'd recommend using a face product that contains salicylic acid instead.

Replied by Sunnyapril
(Santa Fe, Nm)

To Addy from Flowery Branch, GA, Does your sister use the anti-dandruff shampoo on her face for rosasea, or on her hair? Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic

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Posted by Dee (West Hartford, Ct) on 07/09/2010

Apple cider vinegar/garlic paste worked in eliminating my flat mole the size of a pencil eraser!!! After trying horseradish for two weeks, and apple cider vinegar alone for two weeks, I was frustrated and worried. The mole changed and a red circle surrounded it (I didn't use vaseline but should have in hindsight). It looked worse than ever! I decided my last attempt would be the acv/garlic paste which I applied 3-4 times a day (just applied it with a q-tip and let it dry on). At night I soaked cotton pulled off a q-tip and rolled it into a tiny ball the size of the mole and covered it with a bandaid. In the morning I removed it with cotton soaked in peroxide. A scab started forming by the second day and the whole thing fell off in two weeks. Once I was sure it was fully scabbed, I stopped the acv/garlic paste and just waited patiently for it to fall off. I've since applied coconut oil everynight and the red circle is completely gone, All that is left is now is a tiny little line that is fading each day. I am so happy and relieved!!! Thank you all for sharing!!!!

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Posted by Paintinpastel (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada) on 01/01/2010

Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic combined cured my mole.

I had an mole which resembled a pimple, flesh colored, raised, not to I decided to try the method of removal with garlic, I taped garlic on the mole for 1 hour in total, then removed and let the mole air out for a while, then I cut the mole with scissors (it didn't hurt, just bled a little) waited for the bleeding to stop, than held organic apple cider vinegar on the mole for 20 minute intervals about 4 times,

Day 1
mole first swells, turns black

Day 2
Mole is black and hard, skin around mole is irritated
mole falls off during sleep

Day 3
Skin is healing, a tiny scab, flat,

the skin around the mole was very burned and irritated it looked discusting, but it's healing really fast by constant cleaning, and application of vitamin e (from first aid kit), triple antibiotic ointment(polysporin or neosporin will do), white and black spruce pitch salve (which is proven to have healing, antimicrobial and anti-cancerous properties) and healing oils seems to be healing quite fast, but not yet healed, this is my 4th day.

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Posted by Robyn (London, UK) on 11/29/2007

I was sceptical but desperate to get rid of a large mole just below my collar bone. I googled and found this site and decided to give it a try. I used a mixture of garlic and ACV (slicing the garlic and leaving the slices in the ACV and changing the garlic twice a day). It took four days to dry out the mole, which I then picked off (a little too early perhaps). The skin around the mole did get burnt and I dont think this can really be helped, but I healed the area using Vit E oil and antiseptic cream. There is now only a small scar, but my parter also has a scar after having a mole surgically removed some years ago so I think that is invitable and I would rather the scar then the mole. I am working on a second one now! Thanks so much for this site and your suggestions!

Replied by Heather
(New Waverly, Tx)

I have seen on other sites that if you prick the mole with a needle it will allow the vinegar to penetrate deeper and you will see quicker results. I also seen that if you put vaseline on the skin surrounding the mole it will create a barrier so that the skin does not get irritated. I am currently having cherry angiomas removed by laser and started looking into ways to remove moles. Glad I've found this site. Lets just say I have many.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Essential Oils

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Posted by Cl503 (Oregon, United States) on 11/30/2015


I am writing to report a successful attempt at removing an unsightly flesh colored mole I had on my scalp. I had had the mole checked out and was told it was non cancerous, and left it be for many years but as I have become more knowledgeable about natural methods, I wanted to try removing it myself. It took almost 3 weeks from start to finish, cost me literally under $5, and left no scar or sign that anything was ever abnormal.

I began the process by first using a nail file to rough it up a little, then after showering I would take an ACV soaked cotton ball and place it on my head. My arm would get tired of holding it in place so I used a bandage wrap to wrap around my head and secure the cotton in place... I looked funny. I would leave it on for ~30 min at a time, and in the mornings when my hair was dry, I would apply a essential oil mix of- clove, tea tree and cinnamon.

After a little over a week the mole became very dry and hard, and by week 2 it was almost black in color. I could feel the edges start to separate from my scalp.

The best thing was that it did not irritate any part of my scalp.. there was no affect to anything except the mole.

I would say the mole was a little smaller than a pencil eraser and had no nerve endings in it.

ACV for the win..again!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Kate (Ontario) on 10/06/2021

Rosehip oil, jojoba oil and fresh aloe from the plant will reduce any leftover scarring with a few weeks. Just be sure to get good quality oils (i.e., organic, cold pressed) and slather in it after you have a shower when your pores are open. You can do one of these or a combo if all three; apply at least daily or more frequently as desired.

I nuked skin cancer off my cheek with ACV and 35% Hydrogen Peroxide which left a real gnarly burn but after a few weeks of the above, I was right as rain. So much so that by the time my referral to the dermatologist came through, she said my skin looked really healthy and she didn't know why I was there!

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Posted by Scottyb (Fort Smith, Ar, Usa) on 07/27/2011

My fiance had a raised mole on her arm since birth. She is 43 now and I used apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide on it for five days and it fell off. I had her rough up the surface of the mole with a nail file and then applied the Apple Cider Vinegar and then about the third day just used hydrogen peroxide. She checked it today and was shocked to see it gone. I keeped the vinegar and peroxide on it until it started to sting so I knew it was taking effect. The perimeter of the mole was affected some and is a little rough but the skin underneath is pink. you can email me if you want to see a photo.

Bag Balm

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Posted by Kathy (Wallingford, PA) on 06/26/2009

Bag Balm and a bandaid will take off hanging moles and most warts in a few days. A bandaid only for protecting your clothing from the bag balm. My mother is from the south and she has been using it longer than I have been alive.

Baking Soda

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Posted by Rob (Malta) on 08/28/2014

For two months I treated a growing, crepuscular mole on my forehead with a sodium bicarbonate paste. It completely disappeared and my daughter photographed the evidence.

Replied by Angie

I put baking soda on my mole and now there is a hole left -- is that normal?

Banana Peels

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Posted by john (selma, calif) on 09/02/2007

my mother once told me to warm up some bannas peels on some moles' that were blocking my vision,so I did and soon forgot the about it, until one day some family member ask me, hey what happen to that mole that was blocking my vision, so I looked at our mirror and notice them gone!

Replied by Amelia
(Merced, California)

to John from selma who used banana peels for moles. How exactly did you use them. You mentioned heating them up and applying. Do you heat them and apply the soft inside of the peel, and if so, for how long? How many days do you have to do it?

Thank you,

Replied by Sonia

I read what you said and I wantd to ask you how do we have to heat the banana peels? Like in the microwave? And do we have to cut a piece and just put it on for the night!? How does it work, how much time? Thanks

Black Salve

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Posted by Jason (CA) on 11/14/2020

I used black salve on moles and it worked fine but unfortunately, I added vitamin E with other oils & additives, in the holes that the salve made in order to prevent scarring. Now I have perma elevated welts (that look like bug bites) & black salve doesn't work on this (it pushes them down then they come back up). Any thoughts on what I can do?


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Posted by Pinkdamsel (West Orange, Nj) on 07/27/2017

Thought I would share my research and experience removing moles. I have fair skin and lots of moles all over. The ones that stick out really bother me.

I first learned about Bloodroot from Dr. Andrew Weil; in one of his books he described removing a growth on his dog and later medical students using it to remove moles. This sent me on a hunt for Bloodroot. I ended up purchasing an herbal product I THOUGHT was bloodroot at the time, but turned out not to have that specific ingredient. However, it did work, and apparently by the same mechanism as bloodroot.

It seems like most home remedies for mole removal are one of two types. The acid/caustic products burn the mole as well as any healthy skin they touch. That is why many recommend applying Vaseline or some other protectant to the skin around the mole before using the product. I believe garlic, and possibly ACV and iodine are examples of acid/caustic action. I have not tried any of these, but I would think scarring, etc. might depend on how precisely you apply the acid. Also, some products are stronger than others.

The other type, which includes bloodroot and the herbal product I used (maybe bananas also?), activates an immune response but does not damage healthy skin other than an initial irritation. In a few days the area becomes inflamed, a white ring usually forms around the mole. At that point you stop using the product and a scab forms. Eventually the scab falls off, leaving a crater that over several weeks/months fills in and heals. One theory I have read about how this works is that there is a microbe (virus) in the mole and the product removes the protein covering the microbe hides behind. The immune system then sees the microbe, shrieks “not self” and pushes it out of the body. It isn't the product that removes the mole, it's the immune system that does it and without affecting healthy tissue.

My experience: I purchased Bio-T and tried it on a small protruding mole in my armpit. Nothing happened after several days, I concluded it did not work and forgot about it. Several years later we were packing up to move and I came across the little pot of Bio-T and decided to try again. This time I used an emery board to rough up the mole – the very same mole I had tried before – then put on the Bio-T and a bandaid. Incidentally, they tell you not to use metal (something about changing the pH) or latex bandaids. Anyway, with the initial roughing, it worked as described, except it's never clear to me exactly when the mole “falls out” – it's just a messy little wound until it heals. I have since used it to remove another 6 moles, including 3 on my face (after deciding I would prefer a scar to the mole). Can barely see any scars, and only because I know they are there.

The mole looks worse, sometimes bigger, and very scary during this process unless you know what to expect. At the time I did my research there were a lot of photos on the web of moles in progress, so I did not panic.

I have not yet tried to remove my largest moles – most are on my back in hard-to-reach spots. The largest of all is on my breast, almost dime-size in circumference, and I've been wondering if I should try do a small area at a time. I'm also considering EVOCO; based on testimonials here about moles “rolling off in pieces” this seems like yet a third mechanism, perhaps the gentlest – and slowest! – one.

I'm still dithering ....

Posted by Brainbuster (Indianapolis) on 07/01/2017

I'm a white male, age 31,135 lbs, 5'7". I have safely and effectively removed dozens of moles, some small as freckles, a few as large as a man's fingernail, and one (on someone else, a woman's neck) about the size of a large pea.

This is more reliable and effective than anything an M.D. can do, and it's about 100 times cheaper.

I simply "roughed up" the mole with either a needle or toothpick or dry toothbrush or emery board (for smoothing fingernails), then, after the surface of the mole is tenderized, cover the mole with bloodroot paste. Then put a bandaid on top.

I've left it alone, and I've also repeated the procedure the next day. It's probably best to just leave it alone. It will turn black, and become a scab, and in a few to a several days, the scab will fall off (the mole just falls off)--leaving a small indent which will heal in a few weeks or a month or two.

The worst that can happen, which is unlikely unless you go crazy and try to rush the process by excessive "roughing up, " is that when the mole is gone there will be a small indentation (still better than a mole).